Reader Comments


THE martian enigma

Such a great read! I managed to finish in 3 days! I have two wishes before my time. One to see totally autonomous androids in our world & to meet an ALIEN! I BELIEVE!

Jane - Verified Purchase

A good read on many levels. The writing in this novel is easy to read and the character building very smooth. With a hint of what's going to happen next, keeping you turning the pages. I would recommend this book as it all felt plausible in the near future. The banter between the humans and the androids garnering a chuckle and at times, a mistrust at others. Give it a try, I enjoyed it.

Richard - Verified Purchase

Excellent read. Explores an alternative, near-future where androids are part of NASA's exploration of ancient artifacts found on the surface of Mars.

Darrell - Verified Purchase

What will we find on Mars? A fantastic read blending science fiction, adventure, and romance. You will not be able to put it down. Suspenseful and entertaining.

Brenda - Goodreads

Intriguing look at humanoids in space. In his continuing sagas of traveling to Mars with robot astronauts, the author weaves an engrossing tale of the challenges created by high level artificial intelligence. Can humans continue to reign supreme? You won't want to put this cleverly crafted tale down until you find the answer! Well done!!

David - Indiana

Quite good!

Kev - Goodreads

The author's best work yet! I've been a fan of Logan's novels since the first "Deep Space Travel to Mars" series book, The Phobos Expedition. His writing is well-researched, exciting, and just plain fun. This third book in the series, The Martian Enigma, is no exception. Logan has definitely brought his "A-Game" with this novel. It has it all, spectacular space adventure, lovers separated by the vastness of space, and a beautiful, rogue android. Don't miss out. Give this one a listen.

John - Houston (Audiobook review)

Compelling Sci-Fi adventure. Logan kept me on the edge of my seat with this thrilling story of astronauts and androids attempting the near impossible--a Mars landing.

Deb - Indiana (Audiobook review)  




THE deimos incident

I really enjoyed this book. From the first page, it pulls you in and doesn't let go until the last ... and maybe not even then. The author develops the characters well, so their struggles resonate with the reader as do their successes. The author's depth of knowledge about NASA space is impressive and adds to the authenticity of the story--I found myself thinking "this could happen!" Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this book. You won't be sorry.

John - Verified Purchase

Exciting! Good read that is about the uncertainties of space. A possible encounter with ancient aliens is part of the story. Love, robotic sex  and more make this a good read.

Traveler 46 - Verified Purchase

How do we go to Mars? What are the challenges? How could you not like a book that starts out in a Texas honky-tonk playing pool. (And yes, I'm Texas born and own a pickup truck!) Having a love for astronomy and space exploration has been in my bones since I was a kid. Living close by, I have visited NASA many times over the years thanks to astronaut friends and a cousin who worked there. With a degree in physics from UT along with my knowledge of astronomy, I am usually skeptical of sci-fi books. But this book is a wonderful surprise. It's well written. The entire story is highly plausible. Attention to detail, including descriptions of characters, settings, and actions allow for a vivid imagination of all aspects of the story. Everyone knows that a trip to Mars will be fraught with potential problems. This book exposes these many issues vividly. You don't have to be a sci-fi nut to enjoy this book. If you like space exploration or astronomy, you will enjoy this book.

J. Cecil - Texas

Note, this is the second volume in this series. not the third as indicated on the Goodreads page. That said, this volume carries on nicely from the first volume, throwing in some politics, a fairly exciting space rescue, and more alien stuff. Continuing to enjoy this series. The third volume awaits.

Garry - Goodreads

Upon receiving the novel, I peeked at the opening and got hooked by the story. I read it in one sitting. Quite a journey from Amarillo to Mars. Good characters, including autonomous androids, and a good plot to weave everything together. Loved it!

David - Indiana

Great book! I was drawn into this exciting adventure from the beginning. The characters are very well developed - even the Androids! And, I felt myself excited to read how (and if) they would manage to escape what appears to be insurmountable circumstances. This is a page-turner. My only complaint—I hate to have to wait until next year for the last book in this trilogy.

Lynn -Texas

THE Phobos expedition

A Mars trip for everyone. The long awaited dream of astronauts and astronaut camp followers, is for NASA to send a manned spaceship to Mars. But first, there is the need to provide interim fuel and supplies on Phobos, a moon of Mars, in preparation for the final leg to the planet itself. Is Phobos a friendly moon or is it an artificial satellite placed there by an "other" civilisation eons ago and potentially lethal? We do not know.

The Russian’s first three probes have been lost to unknown causes and this has placed pressure on the American team to be ultra cautious in approaching the launch. The launch crew tackling the launch to Phobos is made up of a twin, testing the potential for EXP with her twin left on earth with the Higgs-Boson analyzer (doubt that it will work, but hey, this is science fiction), two other Astronauts and a humanoid robot, named Andy Roid who longs to be “human-like” and eventually becomes a hero to the crew.

The author mixes this elegant Mars launch cocktail with career intrigue at top level in NASA, the eternal struggle with the Russians and more than enough technology to make you feel he has mastered the genre. I never felt as if I had lost the thread of the story; he keeps your finger on the page turner button and I can more than recommend the The Phobos Expedition as a great read. But more, you can read the book for some real insight into how a Mars landing might be accomplished. What more can I say, “I learned a lot”.

Jim - London

The first of three novels about the exploration of Mars set in a contemporary/near future. The author strives fo authenticity in the characters, NASA operations, and technology without getting too wildly off subject, although there are hints of "ancient aliens" as the story proceeds. There is also a lot of Texas culture and lifestyle included which I enjoyed giving a different feel to other such stories I've read. The whole concept holds together quite well, although some of the technical aspects are a touch far fetched and seem wildly advanced compared to the rest. Again, I won't spoil this for other readers. I've already ordered the other two volumes in the series, so I guess I'm going all the way to Mars with the author.

Garry - Goodreads

Just finished with the first book in the series and can't wait to read the next one. Great characters, good story line, and it was interesting how the author explained what the crew were doing. This book gave me a better understanding of how the next explorations into space will be.

Bobbie - Texas

Many strands are woven in this tapestry about a space mission to Phobos, one of Mars' moons. One strand is Andy, a truly delightful android, who wants to be human. Another strand is twisted by twin mission specialists with extraordinary ESP who are both in love with the astronaut pilot on the mission. Espionage is woven throughout the story leaving you wondering who can be trusted. A power play at NASA weaves in and out of the story. On the fringes of this tapestry are Western history and culture. This book is a good story well woven.

Beverly - Texas



I have just finished The Spirit Gate and The Lost Portal, and they were fantastic. I did not want them to end, and I could hardly put them down. I felt as if I were one of the time travelers. I have read lots of books on the American Indians (a love of mine). These books were far better than any of the American Indian stories I have ever read. Thanks for the great trip, and I'll look forward to your next book!

Ed - Indiana

When I received my copy of this book, I held it in my hands and sensed it had the most wonderful energy!

Ellie - Brooklyn

Just finished reading The Spirit Gate, and I enjoyed all three books in the Ancient Secrets series. The stories were well crafted and hard to put down. Logan did an incredible job blending history and science fiction.

David - Indiana

THIS is a GOOD BOOK!!! An easily intriguing journey into the life and times of a lost, but then found again Native American civilization. Simply amazing!

Randy - Texas

I did not want this book to end. Excellent! Enjoyable and engaging. Congrats! WELL DONE!!

Bob - Indiana

Wow! Logan is a very talented writer! The book was an easy read as a stand alone novel, and it drew me into wanting to read the first two in the series.

Marie - Indiana

I must read it!

Judy - Illinois

All of you who like a realistic time travel novel─so real it could happen─you need to check out The Spirit Gate, a neat novel in a trilogy of books about space, time travel, water shortage in the Southwest, and answers about our past and future that the Anasazi Indian tribes have held for centuries.

You are in for a treat. Marvelous writing, great plots, tremendous writer. Creation, evolution, faith, science, space, romance, all live side by side in this fascinating book. Do yourself a good deed today─check it out!

Sue - Indiana

Although I enjoyed all three books in the series, The Spirit Gate is my favorite. The author seemed to have fun writing the characters and adding touches of humor throughout. The whole Anasazi culture at Chaco Canyon was fascinating, especially the interplay between the ancient shaman, Cheveyo, and the modern day scientists.

Lynn - Texas


This fact-based fiction is intelligent, his characters are people you come to know like good friends, and his inventive story lines are original and well-researched. You'll learn about Ancient cultures, modern-day political issues, and future possibilities for the world in a way that is compelling and fast reading. You'll reach the end of this story wanting more. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys creative and thoughtful story weaving, and it's appropriate for nearly all ages, a rarity in books today.

Inky - Indiana

The Lost Portal is a MUST READ! Logan is not only a terrific writer; he knows how to tell a story. His fully-developed characters, those you don't want to say good-bye to, are picked up again in his second book of his "Ancient Secrets" series. Definitely not a "little-green-men" novel.

The Lost Portal, based on folklore from the Anasazi tribe in the Southwest, makes you fall in love with his characters all over again in their modern-day fight to save their region from the threat of water shortage. Both books hold your interest, leave you wanting more. My advice to the author: write faster...I can't wait for your third! Watch this new writer. He has what it takes in the writing field.

Suzanne - Indiana

The Lost Portal is a book that answers a lot of important questions. Want to know what happens when Los Angeles runs out of water? Ever wondered where the Anasazi culture of Chaco Canyon disappeared to? Or, how do you explain the myth of man-made global warming to clueless friends? The Lost Portal has some good explanations of these mysteries plus some ideas on how to save your marriage.

The Lost Portal has a tight plot that keeps you guessing until the end, helped along by efficient writing. Logan never wastes a word. He has made The Lost Portal a joy to read. Clear, crisp sentences propel this adventure along like a Formula One car. Oh, Logan has given us a hint of where humankind came from. What more can an author do?

In sum, The Lost Portal is a modern day adventure story, a love story, a how-to-do on major hydro-engineering projects, an archaeological mystery and prophecy. It's like Indiana Jones and Louis L'amour collaborated on a book. Okay, neither Louis nor Indy were engineers, but Logan is one. A great read.

Churchill - Goodreads


After reading Logan's profile on LinkedIn, I was intrigued about his career as a novelist. So I downloaded The First Migration onto my Kindle and started reading it. Couldn't stop! Just finished it.

First of all, I love science fiction, but I also love a good story ─ and this one was great! Logan has a real talent as a writer. I can't wait to read the other two novels in the series.

Mike - Texas

"Reminiscent of Tom Clancy thrillers and Michael Crichton science fiction, The First Migration . . . truly is a marvelous escape and a journey into an intriguing place."

Kurt - Noblesville Daily Times

“The story captivated me from the first paragraph. It’s written with such a smooth conversational tone that anyone of any age could easily imagine being in these situations as seen through the eyes of the characters. The First Migration is pure enjoyment reading. It’s a thought-provoking romp into the future, as well as a mystery about a real-life lost civilization. A top-notch debut novel.”

Heidi - Copyeditor, Indiana

“This was an excellent mystery as well as a thought-provoking book. Loved the writer’s style. He made the characters really come to life for me. It seemed too real to be fiction. Could not lay the book down. A must read!”

Steve - Indiana

“What a wonderful book! I couldn’t put it down and read it in one day. My husband was right there to pick it up. We both loved it. It really is a great story, and we’re passing it on to a good friend.”

Bev - Michigan

“I finished the book last night. Really enjoyed it. It reminded me of Dan Brown’s work.”

Bill - Colorado

“I read the book while on vacation. Couldn’t put it down. Loved it.”

Judy - Indiana

“I’ll be honest—I thought the book was going to be over my head or boring. But no—I really enjoyed it . . . Bravo!”

Sue - Texas

“The book was wonderful. It grabbed me from the start and would not let go! (I didn’t even try to get away from it). Thanks for an amazing migration.”

Jim - Indiana

“I want to read your book, but I can't get it away from my husband—he's fascinated by it!”

Diane - Indiana

“A fast paced, well thought out novel of how we on the earth came to be. Logan assembles just enough science to make you think it might just have happened the way he describes and, most importantly, sprinkles his book with both believable characters, including the President, and characters we care about. This is not a science fiction novel but a novel about science and myth that Logan handles well. No 'Bug Eyed Monsters' in this book. A very good read."

Jim - London

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